Buddhism and Bioethics

  • Masao Fujii
Part of the Bioethics Yearbook book series (BIYB, volume 1)


Buddhist ethics consist of sets of guidelines that regulate daily life towards attaining the goal of enlightenment. In this sense, it is antithetical to analytical bioethics. In this report, I first trace these general principles, and only thereafter talk about the application of these principles to practical bioethical problems as they arise in the country where Buddhist ethics has the greatest effect upon the practice of modern medicine, Japan.


Organ Transplantation Brain Death Active Euthanasia Buddhist Teaching Buddhist View 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masao Fujii
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  1. 1.Taisho UniversityTokyoJapan

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